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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    so do any of us partake in the free bounty on offer at this time of year?

    i keep meaning to make sloe gin, i would love to go mushrooming but just don't trust myself to identify them safely.

    now are there any real adventurous types out there who will tell tales of rabbit and pheasant... or pigeon etc.

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    Apples and blackberries yes.

    Nice pies.

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    Whilst caching last week I came across loads of sweet chestnuts, the biggest native one that I had ever seen so we have had roasted chestnuts this week
    A while back I made rosehip syrup from rosehips on the roadverge and I always pick blackberries, I have made dandylion wine from dandylions (though my friends call it dog pee wine), i have never picked sloes but keep meaning to, hazel nuts are tasty too

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    Dont eat the blackberries on Wimbledon Common, they're quite disgusting, as I found out when caching there.
    The ones on a footpath I took to a local trigpoint are very nice though...
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    good year for the sweet chestnuts. if you should be near eastleigh hampshire and do 2tricky you'll find really big ones all along the route. really good size this year.

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    Originally posted by Edgemaster@Oct 22 2006, 05:33 PM
    Dont eat the blackberries on Wimbledon Common, they're quite disgusting, as I found out when caching there.
    Don't tell me..... they taste of womble pee?

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    how would you know what womble pee taste like?

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    who really wants to know what Womble pee tastes like???? :

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    Oi :angry: :P

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    nothing personal, i'm sure you are very nice but i still don't want to know what it taste like!!!! :lol:

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    I think someone is taking the P**s!



    Womble stew??????? I wonder? :wacko: one for nobbs to experiment on?

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    Sort of "on Topic":
    I got some "free food" last week...
    On my knees, weeding our flower bed nearest the pavement, I discovered two un-opened cans of Carling
    I've put it down to The Beer Fairy

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    what seeds do you need to plant to get beer!!!! i never saw those in the garden centre!!!

    and rangies wasn't it wombats we barbequed? :lol:

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    Rebble Guest

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    The only kind of free food I know

    1. free-loader
    Definition:

    A bunch of poor people chillin' at somebody elses house eatin' somebody elses food and watchin somebody elses TV.

    "Hey let's figure something out so that a bunch of us free loaders can go watch DCI championships at such-n-so's place"



    Apart from that free cooking apples and damsons from the relatives

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    Originally posted by nobbynobbs@Oct 24 2006, 08:24 PM
    and rangies wasn't it wombats we barbequed? :lol:
    Wombats....wombles? whats the diffrence??

    Vivien


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    Mr Nobbs

    Try this site. OK it's a bit like "The Good Life" but it does have a lot of seasonal info and may help you on your quest. You never know you might even end up getting yourself an allotment.......


    http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Finding_Food/

    Mr Gadabout

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    wombats are slower and easier to catch.... :lol:

    the only trouble with allotments is that they take a lot of effort!!! and i'm a lazy sod. have often thought about it though..... but felicity kendal is getting on a bit now :lol:

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Did we ever get any orders for the wombat burgers we invented??

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    no i think the deep fried or raosted ones were more interesting! :lol:

    do the world a favour start making squirrel kebabs.... meant to taste nice and they are vermin so you're doing the F.C. a favour while eating for free.

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Squirrel stew and dumplings went down quite well, so did the kebabs, I must stress we only used grey squirrels in the making of the burgers.

    The seagulls really were a little too salty, but I am sure after a 4 year soak the most of the salt would have washed out.

    As for ants?? any idea's?

    Vivien

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    no the seagulls were entertainment.... throw them bread with bicarb on it..... they don't come back for seconds. :lol:

    we've been beaten to the ants. they cover them in chocolate! :

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Damn! I thought we may have had a first there!
    Hey! don't you cover lesbians with chocolate??

    worm spagehetti seems to be pobular at the moment.

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    Originally posted by nobbynobbs@Oct 22 2006, 01:36 PM
    so do any of us partake in the free bounty on offer at this time of year?

    i keep meaning to make sloe gin, i would love to go mushrooming but just don't trust myself to identify them safely.

    now are there any real adventurous types out there who will tell tales of rabbit and pheasant... or pigeon etc.
    Hey Nobby where do I get my free Bounty®

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Scottish Doctor joke

    Patient: doctor doctor I feel like a coconut
    Doctor: Aye y'rr boun'tae (bounty) :lol: :lol:

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    rangies .. the phrase is cover me with chocolate and throw me to the lesbians!


    bounty bars.. yum. shame i can't eat at the moment due to dairy probs... :angry:


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    Lidls look-a-likey bounty bars are really scrummy too! and only £1.09 for about 16 single bars!

    As for thier Westminsters...... they are better than Cadbury's fingers any day!

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    but are there any curly wurly replacements.... :lol:

    bbq season pretty much over so it's pie season.

    bought my daughter a small cuddly rabbit toy, she asked me to name it...

    first name rabbit, second name PIE. she laughed her head off. planning on a whole family of them, squirrel, deer, and so on!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    :lol: :lol: My friend had a lamb I called Mint Sauce! :lol:


    I wonder what a collection of pies is called??

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    well other than the obvious?

    bakery :lol:

    or a feast of pies

    a crust of pies.....

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    and I thought it could have been a Pie- thagorus! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Square pies rule!!

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    i like armadillos

    crunchy on the outside chewy in the middle

    mmmm armadillos

    Bonus point what was the add really for? :lol:

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Skittles!! :P

    I googled the quote and guess what??? Armadillo's came before Skittles! :lol: :lol:

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    dime bars.....



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    weel done that nobby
    Dime bars Chewy on the outside, crunchy in the middle

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    sign of a mispent childhood. can remember the adverts but not the lessons....

    :lol:

    just trying to remember who first cracked the armadillos joke though... :huh:

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Hang On! This is suppose to be about FREE FOOD, not ones you buy like Dime Bars! :angry: :angry:

    Free fodd, like the stuff you nicked off the kid next to you in class etc! :lol: :lol:

    Vivien

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    well it could be about this fregan thing you get in london.

    they dip in bins behind supermarkets and fast food places to eat the out of date stuff... :huh:

    darwinism should sort that out. unfortunatley these days stupidity can be heriditary thanks to the nhs.

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    Roving Rangies Guest

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    Darwin has a lot to answer for!

    Went out yesterday to look for another suitable cache site, only to find fields green with new crops in already Usually fields stay brown and despressing over the winter months till late Febtruary, but this year its all growing NOW! : :

    I hope it survives the frosts ok? :unsure:

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    nobbynobbs Guest

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    could be winter wheat....

    what's darwin done wrong? it's the nhs that keep these idiots alive nowadays.
    when i times past actions like that would have weeded you from the gene pool.

    h34r:

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    funny enough, winter nor summer wheat isn't grown around here, just field after field of CORN! Oh! plus the odd sweet corn and rape seed one.

    Vivien

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